Skyfire I would have to agree with the Lodoss Wars. lol
Record of Lodoss Wars
Macross II (just cause of the animation) same with Macross Plus.
Record of the Lodoss Wars has to be my favorite of all time though lol, it is like the Lord of the Rings of Anime. I like how Macross (Robotech) has stuck around, it is OLD, like made in the early eighties and late seventies, but it is still sweet, especially the animated movie af Macross (or the horrible american adaptation for younger robotech audiences, Clash of the Bioniods..ICK) the animation is sweet.
Oh and Record of the Lodoss wars does have somethign that we actually use in roleplaying games. Unless you are a mage you can't wear a cloak until you are badass lol, Parn did not wear a cloak till the final few episodes when he became badass, but Kashue, Beld, Fahn, and the one of the greatest anime villians (and not even that) Ashram.
I do have to agree about the first part being the best....after they rewrote the series after the third tape....changing the whole history to favor Spark as the hero instead of Parn was kinda weak....though Parn was pretty cool in them. And I do like the fact they hashed out more of Ashram and Orson...but that movie seemed to be kinda a fan boy remake lol.
Oh and I remember reading somewhere that Anime style (the big eyes and stuff was a nod to disney) and in all actuality american movie animation (disney, pixar, etc.) is actually superior in some ways do to the amount of Frames...they use more per second than anime....though american films cost about 10x as much as Japanese ones lol.